January Film Series

Italian Cinema

Join us in January for free screenings of masterful Italian cinematic works. We will watch more contemporary pieces as well as Fellini. With the exception of La Dolce Vita on the Dec. 15, all films begin at 6 p.m. The films are shown in the large lower-level meeting room. Bring yourself and have a good time -- registration is not required.

Poster from "The Son's Room" Poster of "La Dolce Vita" Poster of "Cinema Paradiso" Poster of "Life is Beautiful"


Jan. 8 -- The Son's Room (2002)
R, 99 minutes
A psychologist's calm life is shattered when his son dies unexpectedly. The family becomes emotionally empty and runs on autopilot. When the son's girlfriend enters the scene, a much-needed change of pace follows. Directed by Nanni Moretti.

Jan. 15 -- La Dolce Vita (1960)
NR, 167 minutes
***This film begins at 5pm***
Director Federico Fellini follows the life of journalist Marcello Rubini, a young playboy dissatisfied with life. We meet the colorful characters who distract him but ultimately cannot change the meaninglessness of his existence. Stars Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée and Anita Ekberg.

Jan. 22 -- Cinema Paradiso (1989)
PG, 123 minutes
A famous film director looks back on his childhood at the Cinema Paradiso where the projectionist inspired the boy’s love of films. When he returns to the Sicilian village for the first time after 30 years, he recalls his first love that he lost before he left for Rome. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1989.

Jan. 29 -- Life is Beautiful (1998)
PG-13, 122 minutes
A family’s idyllic life comes to a screeching halt when they are shipped to Nazi camps during World War II. The father convinces his son that everything around them is a game to spare his son from the horrors of concentration camp life in this poignant comedy. Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Grand Jury Prize in 1998.